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The 700 Club - January 26, 2015

William’s god was money, but it cost him far more than it ever gave him. Plus, Andrew and Danielle share the story of how their family miraculously survived an F-5 tornado. Read Transcript


I WAS A 16-YEAR-OLD

TEENAGER, AND IF YOU WENT

BACK IN TIME AND SAID, ONE

DAY, SON, YOU'RE GOING TO BE

GOVERNOR OF THIS GREAT

STATE, AND AS GOVERNOR,

YOU'RE GOING TO CALL AND

HOST A TIME OF PRAYER AND

REVIEWAL ON THAT SAME STAGE,

IT SHOWS YOU THAT WE WORSHIP

AN ALL-POWERFUL GOD.

WE DECLARE THE NAME OF

JESUS OVER LOUISIANA.

THOSE IN LOUISIANA PRAYED

AND REPENTED, AND THE OTHERS

ASKED GOD TO INTERVENE AND

RESCUE THEIR PEOPLE.

GOD, WE NEED YOU, WE'RE

POOR IN SPIRIT.

WE CAN'T DO THIS ON OUR

OWN.

DAVID SAYS THERE IS ONLY

ONE ANSWER AND ONE ULTIMATE

GOAL.

ONLY THE LORD COULD

RESTORE AMERICA TO OUR

JUDEO-CHRISTIAN HERITAGE,

AND REESTABLISH A CHRISTIAN

CULTURE.

ONLY THE LORD COULD DO

THAT.

THE VIBE INSIDE THIS

CENTER IS ONE OF PEACE, OF

PRAISE, AND OR WORSHIPPING

GOD.

OUTSIDE THERE IS A DIFFERENT

VIBE, ONE OF ANGER.

[YELLING]

David: 100 PROTESTORS

ARE SO MARCHED AGAINST THE

RALLY.

ONE OF THEIR CONCERNS IS

THAT JINDAL HELD A RELIGIOUS

EVENT ON THEIR STATE

CAMPUS.

THEY CAN'T BE DOING IT ON

A STATE CAMPUS.

IF THEY WANT TO DO THAT, GO

SOMEWHERE ELSE.

AND THEY DON'T LIKE THAT

THE AMERICAN FAMILY CENTER

IS INVOLVED WITH THE EVENT.

JINDAL THINKS THE PROTESTORS

NEED TO CALM DOWN.

YOU HAVE A GROUP OF

CHRISTIANS WHO SAY WE WANT

TO PAY MONEY TO A RENTAL

HALL SO WE CAN COME TOGETHER

AND PRAY.

DO WE REALLY LIVE IN A

SOCIETY WHERE THAT IS

CONTROVERSIAL?

David: APPARENTLY SO.

BUT CHRISTIANS SOLDIER ON,

PRAYING FOR REVIVAL.

THIS HAS BEEN A POSITIVE

SPEED OF GETTING THE NATION

TO TURN ITS EYES BACK ON THE

LORD.

David: IT IS A DIVINE

APPEAL THAT HAS BROUGHT MANY

TO THEIR KNEES.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS.

THOSE ARE TODAY'S TOP

STORIES FROM CBN NEWS.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE" AFTER THIS.

WITH

Gordon: WHEN IT COMES

TO RETIREMENT, MANY

AMERICANS ARE NOT PREPARED.

EXPERTS SAY ALMOST HALF OF

US WON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY

TO LIVE ON.

SO WE SENT HEATHER SELLS TO

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN AVOID

COMMON MISTAKES AND MAKE

SURE YOU'RE SAVING ENOUGH.

Reporter: LITTLE

ANDERSON IS NOT EVEN ONE

YEAR OLD, AND HIS PARENTS

ARE ALREADY SAVING FOR THIS

COLLEGE AND THEIR

RETIREMENT.

IT'S ALWAYS BEEN A

PRIORITY BECAUSE THAT'S THE

WAY I WAS BROUGHT UPMENT.

Reporter: FOR MANY

AMERICANS, THOUGH.

SAVING IS NOT ENCOURAGED.

WE ARE ABSOLUTELY

ENCOURAGED TO SPEND.

Reporter: EVAN ADAMS

OVERSEES THE RETIREMENT

CONFIDENT SURVEY, A FIXTURE

FOR 24 YEARS.

THE GOOD NEWS: ABOUT

TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICANS SAVE

FOR RETIREMENT.

THE BAD NEWS: THOSE WHO SAVE

USUALLY DON'T SAVE ENOUGH.

WE HAVE ESTIMATED ABOUT

53% OF AMERICANS WILL HAVE

ENOUGH.

THEY WILL NOT RUN SHORT OF

MONEY IN RETIREMENT.

THAT MEANS THAT 47% STAND

SOME DECENT CHANCE OF

RUNNING SHORT OF MONEY IN

RETIREMENT.

Reporter: SOME CALL

THOSE CRISIS NUMBERS.

ADAMS DOESN'T GO THAT FAR,

BUT NOTES IF INDIVIDUALS

DON'T PLAN FOR THE FUTURE,

IT WILL COST THE REST OF

US.

AT SOME LEVEL, MANY OF

THEM, AS THEY ARE TODAY,

WILL BE DEPENDENT ON THOSE

GOVERNMENT SOCIAL SAFETY

NETS, SOCIAL SECURITY,

MEDICARE, MEDICAID, AND

THOSE PROGRAMS HAVE COSTS.

Reporter: THE

RETIREMENT SURVEY REVEALS

SOME OF THE BIGGEST SAVINGS

MISTAKES THAT PEOPLE MAKE.

THEY INCLUDE SIMPLY NOT

SAVING AND NOT SAVING

ENOUGH.

FINANCIAL ADVISOR ROBIN TOLL

SAYS MANY PEOPLE LACK AN

OVERALL PLAN.

PEOPLE SPEND MORE TIME

PLANNING THEIR VACATION THAN

PLANNING THEIR RETIREMENT.

Reporter: ANOTHER

COMMON MISTAKE IS NOT

KNOWING HOW MUCH TO SAVE.

ADAMS THINKS THE FEAR OF

NEEDING A HUGE AMOUNT FOR

RETIREMENT PREVENTS THEM

FROM EVEN FIGURING OUT A

NUMBER.

THE REALITY IS FOR A LOT

OF PEOPLE, THE ANSWER IS

PROBABLY NOT AS BAD AS YOU

THINK IT IS.

I COME BACK WITH A

QUESTION SAYING, YOU TELL ME

HOW LONG YOU PLAN TO LIVE

AND WHAT YOUR MONTHLY

EXPENSES ARE.

AND PRETTY MUCH IT CAN BE

CALCULATED OUT.

Reporter: choosetosave.cosave

.com helps you PLAN.

EVEN PAT ON A SHOW SAID

IF YOU START SAVING, 25

YEARS FROM NOW, YOU'LL A

NICE LITTLE NEST EGG.

Reporter: AND THEY ADD

TO THEIR SAVINGS WHEN HE

GETS OVERTIME PAY.

AND THEY TRY TO LIVE

FRUGALLY.

SHE TESIS ME BECAUSE I

TAKE MY LUNCH TO WORK.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

HAS ALSO KEPT SAVING EVEN

DURING THE BAD TIMES.

THAT'S ANOTHER MISTAKE,

HOLDING OFF SAVING WHEN THE

MARKETS ARE DOWN.

MANY DEVELOPED THAT MINDSET

DURING THE RECENT

RECESSION.

I THINK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

HESITANT INVESTING, SAVING.

THEY SAID, HEY, I BUILT THIS

MONEY UP, BUT I LOST IT.

BUT SINCE MARCH OF 2009,

THE STOCK MARKET HAS GONE UP

OVER 200%.

Reporter: ANOTHER TRAP:

OVERESTIMATING HOW LONG

YOU'LL THINK YOU WORK.

THE SURVEYS SHOW VERY

CONSISTENTLY OVER A 24-YEAR

HISTORY, WORKERS THINK

THEY'LL WORK LONGER THAN

RETIREES WERE ACTUALLY ABLE

TO LIVE.

Reporter: SO PLAN ON

THESE TIPS: PLAN ON WORKING

LONGER AS LIFE SPANS

CONTINUE TO GROW.

SAVE EXTRA FOR HEALTH CARE

BECAUSE THOSE COSTS OF TOUGH

TO ESTIMATE.

MAXIMIZE YOUR EMPLOYER 401K

MATCH, AND LOOK INTO A ROTH

RETIREMENT ACCOUNT.

AND KNOW WHY YOU ARE

SAVING.

PAINT A PICTURE OF YOUR

RETIREMENT.

IT WILL SHARPEN YOUR FOCUS

AND MOTIVATION.

FOR THE WILLIAMS, INVESTING

A PART OF LIVING A GODLY

LIFE, AND SAVING, EVEN WHILE

STARTING THEIR FAMILY,

BRINGS PEACE.

THE ONE THING WE HAVE

ALWAYS SAID IS WE WILL

ALWAYS BE GOOD STEWARDS OF

WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN US.

WE WILL ALWAYS MAINTAIN THAT

MONEY IN A WAY THAT WOULD BE

GLORIFYING, I.E., NOT LIVING

OUTAOUAIS OOUTSIDE OF OUR

NEEDS.

IT GIVES US A LOT OF TIME

TO CONTINUE TO ADD TO OUR

SAVINGS.

SO FOR ME, THAT IS

ENCOURAGEMENT.

Reporter: IN FACT, THE

WILLIAMS ARE EVEN THINKING

BEYOND RETIREMENT.

THEY'RE FOLLOWING PROVERBS

13: 22, WHICH SAYS, A GOD

MAN LEAVES AN IN TERT TANS

INHERITANCE TO THEIR

CHILDREN'S CHILDREN.

SO THAT MEANS NOT ONLY

PLANNING FOR THEIR

RETIREMENT, BUT FOR HIS

CHILDREN CHILDREN'S, TOO.

Gordon: WE CAN NEVER

SAY IT ENOUGH, YOU HAVE TO

SAVE FOR RETIREMENT.

I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO FOLLOW

THIS RULE, AND IT'S CALLED

THE 80-10-10.

WHERE YOU LIVE ON 80% OF

YOUR INCOME.

YOU DON'T LIVE BEYOND YOUR

MEANS.

YOU DON'T ACCUMULATE CREDIT

CARD DEBT.

YOU LIVE WITHIN THAT 80%.

AND THEN YOU HONOR GOD WITH

10%.

YOU TITHE.

YOU WANT THE BLESSINGS OF

GOD IN YOUR LIFE.

AND THEN YOU PAY YOURSELF.

SAVE 10%.

DON'T THINK OF IT AS

SAVINGS.

THINK OF IT AS PAYING

YOURSELF.

THAT YOU'RE ACCUMULATING

ASSETS FOR YOUR FUTURE.

AND WHETHER THAT FUTURE IS

COLLEGE FOR YOUR CHILDREN,

WEDDINGS FOR YOUR DAUGHTERS,

OR YOUR OWN RETIREMENT.

WE ALL NEED TO BE SAVING IN

AND THIS NEEDS TO BE PART OF

EVERYTHING PAYCHECK, EVERY

SINGLE MONTH, PART OF YOUR

LIVES, THAT YOU ARE PAYING

YOURSELF.

IF YOU DO THAT, IT WON'T

TAKE LONG.

MAYBE 10 YEARS, 20 YEARS,

BUT JUST IMAGINE A 30-YEAR

PERIOD WHERE YOU'RE SAVING

10% OF YOUR INCOME FOR YOUR

FUTURE.

WHAT KIND OF NEST EGG CAN

YOU BUILD UP?

YOU WON'T BE PART OF THAT

50% THAT DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH

TO RETIRE ON.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, A

FINANCIAL GURU WINDS UP IN

FEDERAL PRISON.

I GOT SO DEEP INTO IT.

IN ORDER NOT TO HURT ONE

PERSON, I HURT EVERYBODY

ELSE.

I WAS VERY, VERY DISHONEST.

Terry: HEAR HOW HE

BECAME RICH AFTER LOSING

MILLIONS.

THAT'S NEXT.

WILLIAMS JOB WAS TO MAKE

MONEY, AND HE WAS GREAT AT

IT.

HE SACRIFICED EVERYTHING,

AND POCKETED MILLIONS ALONG

THE WAY.

SO WHEN THE MARKET CRASHED,

WILLIAM LOST MORE THAN HIS

BANK ACCOUNT.

IT WASN'T LIKE ME TO WORK

10- TO 12-HOUR DAYS FIVE OR

SIX DAYS A WEEK.

I COULD SAFELY SAY MONEY

BECAME MY GOD.

WILLIAM WAS IN HIS EARLY

20s WHEN HE DECIDED TO DO

WHATEVER IT TOOK TO MAKE A

LOT OF MONEY AND HAVE THE

THINGS THAT CAME WITH IT.

I WAS THE GUY WHO HAD

EVERYTHING.

I HAD THE BIG HOUSE, THE BIG

JOB, THE BIG CAR.

Reporter: HIS PURSUIT

OF THE DOLLAR CAME FIRST.

HE QUICKLY MOVED UP THE

CORPORATE LADDER.

AND IN TIME, I WENT FROM

BEING JOE STOCKBROKER TO

MR. SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

WITH SEVERAL OFFICES UNDER

MY CONTROL.

AND WITH THAT CAME A LOT OF

MONEY.

Reporter: HE WIFE GREW

TIRED OF TAKING A BACK SEAT

WHILE WILLIAM GREW HIS

FINANCIAL EMPIRE.

SEVERAL TIMES SHE SAID,

YOU'RE GOING TO REGRET IT.

THESE KIDS ARE GROWING.

Reporter: WILLIAM'S

DRIVE TO MAKE MONEY HAD

TURNED INTO AN OBSESSION.

IT IS A BIG CYCLE.

YOU GET NOT JUST ADDICTED TO

MAKING MONEY, BUT THE THINGS

THAT COME WITH IT AND THE

DRIVE TO MAKE MORE.

IT'S LIKE A COMPETITION.

IT'S KEEP UP WITH THE JOHNES

ON STEROIDS.

Reporter: HE DISMISSED

THE IDEA OF THIS PURSUIT OF

MONEY WAS RIEWRN RUINING

HIS MONEY.

THEN IN 2000, THE STOCK

MARKET CRASHED AND WILLIAM

LOST MILLIONS.

I WOULD SAY IT IS MORE

LIKE A GAMBLING ADDICTION.

WHEN GAMBLERS LOSE, THEY

HAVE A TENDENCY TO THINK

BRIGHTER DAYS ARE COMING AND

THEY START CHASING.

WHEN I STARTED LOSING, I WAS

CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR THIS

REBOUND.

Reporter: WILLIAM

IMMEDIATELY TURNED HIS

ENERGIES TO REBUILDING HIS

EMPIRE.

SOON AFTER HIS WIFE LEFT,

AND THEY DIVORCED.

RIGHTLY SO, SHE HAD HAD

ENOUGH, AND WE PARTED WAYS.

Reporter: WILLIAM'S

PLAN TO MAKE BACK THE

MILLIONS HE LOST STARTED OUT

LEGITIMATELY.

BUT WILLIAM WASN'T MAKING

MONEY LIKE HE DID IN THE

1990s, SO HE COMPROMISED.

I STARTED MAKING MONEY

UNDER FALSE PRETENSES TO

MAKE BACK THAT MONEY.

I WOULD BORROW THE MONEY,

SAY I'M GOING TO MAKE "X"

BACK IN THE STOCK MARKET,

AND PAY EVERYBODY, AND THEN

GO OFF UNTIL THINGS RETURNED

BACK TO NORMAL.

Reporter: THEY DIDN'T.

STILL, HE CONTINUED

INVESTING FRIENDS' AND

FAMILY'S MONEY HOPING THE

MARKET WOULD PAY OFF.

BUT THAT WOULD NOT BE THE

TRUTH.

I WENT ON TO HURT

SOMEBODY ELSE BECAUSE I

DIDN'T WANT TO HURT

ANYBODY.

Reporter: WILLIAM LOST

MILLIONS OF INVESTMENT

DOLLARS.

WHEN YOU TAKE A

COMBINATION OF PRIDE,

STUDENT, AND EGO, THOSE

THREE THINGS DON'T NORMALLY

SET WELL TOGETHER.

I WAS DISHONEST TO A LOT OF

PEOPLE VERY, VERY CLOSE TO

ME.

Reporter: HE REALIZED

IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME

BEFORE AUTHORITIES WOULD

CATCH UP WITH HIM.

IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE

I HAD HAD ENOUGH.

I JUST COULDN'T DO IT

ANYMORE, REGARDLESS OF THE

CONSEQUENCES.

I HAD TO STOP THE TRAIN, GET

OFF AND FACE THE MONEY.

AND WHILE DOING THAT, FACE

THE CONSEQUENCES.

Reporter: ON

SEPTEMBER 20th, 2006,

WILLIAM TURNED HIMSELF IN.

HE SERVED 52 MONTHS IN

FEDERAL PRISON FOR WIRE

FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING.

IT GAVE HIM TIME TO THINK

ABOUT HIS LIFE AND FUTURE.

BUT THE BOMB FOR ME WAS

THAT WILLIAM SURLES ISN'T

THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING.

Reporter: IN PRISON,

WILLIAM MET CHRISTIANS AND

HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS

CHRIST.

HE STARTED ATTENDING A BIBLE

STUDY WHERE HE LEARNED ABOUT

FAITH.

I KEPT READING THE BIBLE,

READING THE BIBLE, SPENDING

TIME WITH CHRISTIANS, AND MY

FAITH CONTINUED TO GROW.

FOR ME, FAITH IS THAT

ABSOLUTE SENSE OF CERTAINTY

THAT GOD IS WHO HE IS, AND

HE IS GOING TO DO WHAT HE

SAID HE WILL DO, AND WE ALL

HAVE ACCESS TO THAT, EVEN

GUYS IN PRISON.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

WILLIAM GAVE HIS LIFE TO

JESUS CHRIST.

HE THEN STARTED THE JOURNEY

BY MAKING THINGS RIGHT WITH

PEOPLE HE HURT, AND

ACCEPTING GOD'S

FORGIVENESS.

ONCE YOU ACCEPT GOD'S

FORGIVENESS, IT IS THE ONLY

FORGIVENESS WE'LL EVER

NEED.

BUT FOR ME TO CARRY THAT ON

FOR YEARS WAS RIGHT IN THESE

PEOPLE'S FACES.

I WANT TO DO EVERYTHING I

CAN TO EARN THAT RESPECT

BACK UP.

I'M STILL IN TOUCH WITH A

LOT OF THESE PEOPLE, AND

RECEIVED A LOT OF

FORGIVENESS, BUT I WANT TO

WORK HARD TO MAKE EVERYTHING

RIGHT.

Reporter: AFTER SERVING

THREE YEARS, HE MADE AMENDS

WITH HIS EX-WIFE AND RE

RECONCILED WITH HIS

DAUGHTERS.

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY

DAUGHTERS IS BETTER THAN

THAN IT EVER HAS BEEN.

I TOLD THEM EVERYTHING.

IT WAS PROBABLY THE MOST

DIFFICULT CONVERSATION I

WILL HAVE IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: TODAY HE IS A

SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR AND IS IN

THE MIDST OF PAYING BACK ALL

THE MONEY WHO TOOK.

HE PUTS HIS ENTIRE FAITH IN

GOD.

I STILL CONSIDER MYSELF

TO BE A WORK OF GOD.

I STILL STRUGGLE WITH MY

PREVIOUS LIFE.

WHEN I WAKE UP NOW, THE

FIRST THING I DO IS PRAY AND

READ MY BIBLE, AUTOMATIC.

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

IS MORE OF HE IS WALKING

RIGHT BESIDE ME.

WHEN I GET INTO THESE

SITUATIONS, I ALMOST STEP

BACK AND LET HIM STEP IN

FRONT OF ME AND SAY, WHAT

WOULD YOU DO HERE?

DON'T GET ME WRONG, THERE

ARE TIMES WHEN I STEP OVER

HIM AND MAKE MISTAKES ALL OF

THE TIME, BUT HE IS RIGHT

WITH ME.

HAVING HIM BY MY SIDE IS A

HUGE ADVANTAGE TO WHERE I

WAS BEFORE.

Gordon: AND HE'LL BE

WITH YOU, TOO.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK

HIM.

HE SAYS IT CLEARLY, HE IS

STANDING AT THE DOOR AND

KNOCKING.

IF ANYONE -- ANYONE -- HEAR

MY VOICE AND OPEN THE DOOR,

I'LL COME IN.

AND THAT'S YOU.

HE WANTS TO COME IN, HE

WANTS TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP

WITH YOU.

HE WANTS TO BE YOUR ALL IN

ALL.

THAT'S WHAT HE MADE US FOR.

WHEN YOU LOOK BACK AT THE

GREAT DREAM GOD HAD FOR US,

THAT WE WOULD BE IN A

GARDEN, AND HE WOULD COME

DOWN IN THE COOL OF THE

EVENING AND TALK WITH US --

THAT'S HIS DREAM.

AND THE WONDERFUL NEWS IS HE

HASN'T GIVEN UP ON THAT

DREAM.

AND HE HASN'T GIVEN UP ON

YOU.

MAYBE YOU'RE LIKE WILLIAM.

MAYBE YOU'VE DONE SOME

THINGS THAT YOU'RE ASHAMED

OF.

YOU DON' DIDN'T WASN'T WANT

YOUR CHILDREN TO KNOW.

THE GOOD NEWS IS GOD CAN

FORGIVE YOU OF ALL OF THAT.

HE CAN SET YOU FREE FROM

GUILT, FROM SHAME, FROM

CONDEMNATION.

HE CAN SET YOU ON A PATH.

YES, THAT PATH CAN BE

DIFFICULT.

RECONCILIATION, CONFESSION,

RESTORATION, ALL OF THOSE

THINGS.

HE WANTS US TO DO.

BUT IT ALL STARTS WITH A

VERY SIMPLE PRAYER: JESUS,

IF YOU'RE THERE, IF THIS IS

REAL, IF YOU REALLY CAN

CHANGE MY LIFE, WOULD YOU

SHOW ME?

WOULD YOU SHOW UP FOR ME?

AND IF YOU PRAY THAT WITH

ALL OF YOUR HEART, HE'LL

ANSWER.

HE'LL COME IN.

HE'LL BE A SAVE YOUR FOR

YOU.

SO I WANT YOU TO DO THAT

RIGHT NOW.

DON'T CHANGE THE CHANNEL.

IF YOU NEED A CHANGE IN YOUR

LIFE.

IF YOU NEED TO START OVER,

JESUS WILL DO THAT FOR YOU.

YOU LITERALLY CAN BE BORN

AGAIN, REGENERATED, FROM

YOUR INNERMOST BEING.

SO IF YOU WANT THIS, DON'T

CHANGE THE CHANNEL, BUT

RIGHT NOW JUST BOW YOUR HEAD

AND LET'S PRAY A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER AND LET JESUS DO ALL

OF THE REST.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

HIS NAME, SAY IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I HEAR THAT YOU WANT

TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH

ME.

I HEAR THAT YOU CAME TO SAVE

ME.

TO PAY THE PRICE FOR ALL OF

THE THINGS THAT I'VE DONE

WRONG.

SO, JESUS, IF THAT'S REAL,

WOULD YOU DO THAT FOR ME?

WOULD YOU SAVE ME?

WOULD YOU FORGIVE ME?

AND, JESUS, IF YOU'LL DO

THIS, I WANT TO FOLLOW YOU,

I WANT TO BE WITH YOU FOR

ALL OF THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.

HEAR MY PRAYER, FOR I PRAY

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A BAPTISM

IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT RIGHT NOW THEY

WOULD KNOW THAT THEIR PRAYER

HAS BEEN HEARD AND HAS BEEN

ANSWERED.

FILL THEM NOW WITH YOUR

FORGIVENESS AND WITH YOUR

HOLY SPIRIT, FOR WE ASK IT

ALL IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, THERE

IS ONE MORE STEP I WANT YOU

TO TAKE.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT IF

YOU'LL BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART

AND THEN CONFESS WER WITH

YOUR MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE

SAVED.

THAT'S WHAT I WANT YOU TO

DO.

I WANT YOU TO SAY, I JUST

PRAYED AND ASKED JESUS TO

COME FO INTO MY HEART.

THE PHONE CALL IS FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

THEY'LL BE GLAD TO PRAY WITH

YOU.

BUT WE'VE ALSO GOT SOMETHING

FREE FOR YOU.

IT IS A C.D. TEACHING ON HOW

TO LIVE THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

AND WE'LL SEND IT RIGHT OUT

TO YOU.

SO DO IT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: STILL AHEAD, A

FAMILY TRIES TO SEEK SHELTER

FROM A TORNADO AND RUNS

RIGHT INTO ITS PATH.

ALL OF THE LIGHTS WENT

OUT, AND I WAS IMMEDIATELY

THROWN DOWN TON THE FLOOR.

DOWN ON THE FLOOR.

THE WHOLE HOSPITAL WAS BEING

TORN TO SHREDS AROUND ME.

Terry: THEY SURVIVED

ONE OF THE DEADLIEST

TORNADOES IN HISTORY.

THAT'S LATER ON TODAY'S

SHOW.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

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CITY BY BOKO HARAM.

BOKO HARAM ALSO KEPT UP ITS

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BURNING HOMES, AND CAPTURING

DOZENS OF WOMEN AND

CHILDREN.

> CBN IS BRINGING

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Gordon: ANDRE ANDY AND

MARY ANN WERE NOT JUST DOWN

TO THEIR LAST BOTTOM

DOLLAR.

THEY WERE DOWN TO THEIR LAST

ROLL OF TOILET PAPER.

THEY NEEDED A FINANCIAL

MIRACLE, AND HERE IS HOW

THEY GOT IT.

Reporter: EARLY IN MARY

ANN'S MARRIAGE, THINGS WERE

GOING QUITE WELL.

THEY OWNED A SUCCESSFUL

PIZZA FRANCHISE, AND MARY

ANN WAS DESIGNING AND

SELLING HANDBAGS ON THE

SIDE, AND THEY THAT THEIR

FIRST CHILD, ETHAN.

WE MADE SURE THE BILLS

WERE PAID ON TIME, AND WE

ALWAYS HAD EXTRA TO LITTLE

WEEKEND TRIPS.

Reporter: BUT THERE WAS

ONE POINT OF CONTENTION:

MARY ANN THOUGHT THEY SHOULD

TITHE ON THEIR INCOME, BUT

ANDY THOUGHT THE MONEY

SHOULD BE RIEWF USED FOR

OTHER THINGS.

WE COULD PAY FOR SCHOOL

OR GROCERIES.

Reporter: THEY HAD BEEN

IN THE INDUSTRY SEVERAL

YEARS WHEN THE ECONOMY

STARTED SLOWING DOWN.

SALES PLUMMETTED.

EVENTUALLY THEY HAD $40,000

IN BUSINESS DEBT.

WHEN WE HAD TO FILE FOR

BANKRUPTCY, IT WAS BASICALLY

I FAILED.

Reporter: BY NOW THEY

HAD THEIR SECOND CHILD,

SOFIA.

WHILE TAKING CARE OF THEIR

CHILDREN, MARY ANN BROUGHT

IN WHAT SHE COULD FROM HER

HANDBAG BUSINESS.

I REMEMBER AT OUR WORST,

IT SEEMED THAT WE WOULD GET

TO THE POINT WHERE WE WOULD

BE DOWN TO THE LAST ROLL OF

TOILET PAPER.

AND IT WAS EXCRUCIATING FOR

ME TO HAVE TO MAKE THE PHONE

CALL TO ANDY ON HIS HOME

FROM WORK BECAUSE IT WOULD

BE, LIKE, THE LAST COUPLE OF

BUCKS HE HAD IN HIS WALLET.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

STRUGGLED FOR YEARS.

AND THEN THEIR PASTOR GAVE A

SERMON SERIES ON TITHING.

ANDY FINALLY DECIDED TO GIVE

GOD CONTROL OF HIS

FINANCES.

IT WAS ONE OF THOSE

THINGS WHEN I TRIED TO DO

EVERYTHING ON MY OWN.

I GO, GOD, I CAN'T DO THIS

ON MY OWN.

LET'S SEE WHAT YOU'VE GOT.

Reporter: SOON ANDY

LANDED A NEW

JOB IN

SALES,

MAKING DOUBLE HIS PREVIOUS

INCOME.

NOW HE TITHES OFF EVERYTHING

HE MAKES.

GOD WAS PROVIDING EVEN

MORE FOR ANDY TO HANDLE, TO

GET US NOT ONLY COMPLETELY

DEBT-FREE, BUT ALSO FOR US

TO SAVE.

Reporter: LATER THAT

YEAR, MARY ANN BECAME A CBN

PARTNER.

WITHIN WEEKS, A STORE BOUGHT

1200 TOTEBAGS FOR THEIR

STORE.

IT WAS HER BIGGEST ORDER.

THEY PAID OFF THEIR DEBT AND

EVEN DOUBLED THEIR GIVING TO

CBN.

JUST LET HIM BE A PART OF

YOUR LIFE.

THE MORE WE GIVE, THE

MORE WE REAP.

OUR FAMILY IS LIVING PROOF

THAT WHEN YOU GIVE, YOU

CAN'T OUTGIVE GOD BECAUSE HE

IS ALWAYS GOING TO PROVIDE

ABOVE AND BEYOND YOU CAN

EVER ASK OR IMAGINE.

Gordon: DO YOU WANT THE

ASSURANCE THAT GOD IS WITH

YOU AND HE IS WATCHING OVER

YOUR FINANCES?

IF YOU WANT THAT, YOU HAVE

TO DO IT HIS WAY.

YOU HAVE TO SAY OKAY, I'M

GOING TO GIVE.

I'M GOING TO TITHE.

AND I'M GOING TO DO IT

REGULARLY AND CONSISTENTLY.

WHEN YOU DO IT THAT WAY,

THAT'S WHEN THE BLESSINGS

HAPPEN.

THAT'S WHEN YOU HAVE THE

CONFIDENCE GOING FORWARD IN

ANY BUSINESS VENTURE, THAT

YOU HAVE THE FAVOR OF GOD

BECAUSE HIS WORD OVER YOU

WILL BE TRUE.

HE WILL OPEN THE WINDOWS OF

HEAVEN AND POUR OUT A BEVING

YOU CANNOT CONTAIN.

IF YOU WANT TO START A LIFE

TIL LIFESTYLE OF TITHING

AND GIVING, GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN

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AND THEN WE HAVE THE

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IF YOU WANT TO JOIN AND BE A

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WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

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TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, TUR

VISORS FROM THE JOPLIN

TORNADO RECALL BEING CAUGHT

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORM.

AS SOON AS THE LIGHTS

WENT OUT, I HAD NO IDEA WHAT

HAPPENED.

Terry: SEE THE MIRACLE

THAT REUNITED THIS FAMILY,

NEXT.

Terry: THREE YEARS AGO,

DANIELLE THOUGHT HER LIFE

WAS ABOUT TO END.

SHE WAS LYING ON THE FLOOR

WITH HER BODY PROTECTING HER

BABY WHILE AN F-5 TORNADO

CAME SLAMMING THROUGH THE

WALLS AROUND HER.

SHE HAD BECOME SEPARATED

FROM HER HUSBAND AND THEIR

3-YEAR-OLD, AND SHE NEVER

EXPECTED TO SEE THEM AGAIN.

THIS IS HER FAMILY'S

ASTOUNDING STORY.

Reporter: ON MAY

22nd, 2011, ANDREW AND

DANIELLE WERE DRIVING TO A

FRIEND'S HOME WITH THEIR TWO

CHILDREN WHEN THEY HEARD

TORNADO SIRENS.

WE HEARD THERE WAS A

TORNADO POSSIBILITY, A

WARNING COMING TO THE NORTH

SIDE OF JOPLIN, WHERE WE

WERE HEADING.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

SOON HEARD A SECOND CELL WAS

HEADING TO JOPLIN.

THEY DECIDED TO TAKE SHELTER

AT A HOSPITAL WHERE DANIEL

WAS EMPLOYED.

UNAWARE OF THE EMINENT

DANGER, THEY STOPPED HOME

FOR SOME BELONGINGS.

I WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE

HAD OUR PASSPORTS AND BIRTH

CERTIFICATES.

WE HAD NO IDEA THAT WHAT

WAS HAPPENING WAS HAPPENING

RIGHT THERE.

Reporter: THEY REALIZED

HOW QUICKLY THE STORM WAS

APPROACHING.

I DIDN'T SEE ANYBODY

OUTSIDE.

IT WAS JUST, LIKE, THERE WAS

A QUIET OUT.

BUT THEN WE COULD SEE, LIKE,

A WALL OF BLACK IN FRONT OF

US.

THERE WAS NO WIND.

EVERYTHING WAS STILL.

EVERYTHING WAS QUIET.

BUT EVERYTHING WAS CHARGED.

THE FIELD WAS CHARGED.

AND THEN WE SAW, JUST OUT OF

THE BLACK SKY, A SHOOT OF

LIGHT GOING STRAIGHT UP.

THEY CALL THEM POWER SURGES,

I THINK.

THAT'S ONE OF THE INDICATORS

THAT A TORNADO IS ON THE

GROUND.

I PRAYED OUT LOUD, LORD,

PLEASE PROTECT OUR FAMILY.

WE ARE IN OVER OUR HEADS

HERE.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

MADE IT TO THE ENTRYWAY TO

ST. JOHN'S HOSPITAL WITH

MINUTES TO SPARE.

DANIELLE GRABBED 1-YEAR-OLD

ETHAN AND RAN INSIDE.

I RAN INTO THE DOOR, AND

THE WIND WAS SO STRONG,

ANDREW WAS HAVING A HARD

TIME GETTING INTO IN THE

DOOR.

HE HAD OUR 3-YEAR-OLD, AND

HE BEARED DOWN, AND STEP AT

A TIME TRIED TO GET INTO

WHERE WE WERE.

Reporter: WHEN ANDREW

MADE IT INSIDE, THEY

REALIZED THE HOSPITAL WAS ON

LOCKDOWN AND THEY WERE

UNABLE TO GET PAST THE

ENTRYWAY.

I BASICALLY WAS JUST

THINKING, I NEED TO GET MY

FAMILY TO SAFETY AND THIS IS

NOT SAFE.

I HAD EMILY IN MY LEFT HAND

AND I STARTED SLAMMING

MYSELF AGAINST IT.

AFTER SIX OR SEVEN TIMES,

THE DOOR BROKE OFF THE

BOTTOM TRACK.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

SLIPPED UNDERNEATH THE

CRACKED DOOR JUST SECONDS

BEFORE AN F-5 TORNADO, ONE

OF THE DEADLIEST IN U.S.

HISTORY, SLAMMED DIRECTLY

INTO THE HOSPITAL.

AS SOON AS I SLIPPED

UNDER THAT DOOR, NO SOONER

HAD I GOTTEN PAST IT, ALL OF

THE LIGHTS WENT ON.

AND I WAS IMMEDIATELY THROWN

DOWN TO THE FLOOR.

THE WHOLE HOSPITAL WAS BEING

TORN TO SHREDS AROUND ME.

OONAS SOON AS THE LIGHTS

WENT OUT, I HAD NO IDEA WHAT

HAPPENED.

I WAS PICKED UP OFF MY

FEET, ABOUT 10 OR 15 FEET

ACROSS THE FLOOR, AND ALL

THE WHILE I WAS STILL

HOLDING EMILY.

THE NEXT THING I KNEW, I WAS

ON THE OUTSIDE STAIR, WITH

MY DAUGHTER UNDERNEATH ME.

AND I WAS HOLDING HER AND

HOLDING THE RAILING.

Reporter: IN THE MIDST

OF THE RAGING STORM, THE

COUPLE CRIED OUT TO GOD.

WE WERE JUST CRYING OUT,

GOD, SAVE US!

PLEASE HELP.

AND WITH MY BABY NESTLED

UNDER ME, I WAS JUST SINGING

WORSHIP SONGS, WHATEVER CAME

TO MIND.

I FELT SO PEACEFUL, AND I

FELT LIKE I COULD ALMOST

TOUCH PEACE.

AND THEN IF I LIFTED MY

EYES, I WOULD HAVE SEEN

GLORY.

AND I THOUGHT, OKAY, THIS IS

HOW MY STORY ENDS.

I NEVER KNEW WHAT IT WAS

GOING TO BE.

AS I WAS SINGING, I THOUGHT,

YOU KNOW WHAT, I THINK

THEY'LL FIND HIM.

HE'LL BE OKAY.

Reporter: ST. JOHN'S

HOSPITAL WAS SEVERELY

MANGLED BY THE STORM.

UPPER STORIES COMPLETELY

DESTROYED.

CARS IN THE HOSPITAL PARKING

LOT WERE TOSSED AND

DISFIGURED BEYOND

RECOGNITION.

WHEN I COULD NOT FIND MY

WIFE AND SON, I WAS VERY

NERVOUS.

AND I JUST WANTED TO BE BACK

WITH HER.

SO I JUST WENT BACK INTO THE

HOSPITAL.

THE DOOR WAS ALREADY OPEN.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF I CALLED

OUT FOR HER OR SHE CALLED

OUT FOR ME.

BUT ANDREW AND DANIELLE'S

PRAYERS WERE ANSWERED.

THEY SUCCESSFULLY HELD THEIR

CHILDREN IN THEIR ARMS, AND

THE FAMILY WALKED AWAY WITH

ONLY MINOR CUTS AND

BRUISES.

WE FINAL THE GOT BACK

TOGETHER, AND IT WAS -- I

THINK I REMEMBER HUGGING HER

AND IT WAS VERY SHORT-LIVED,

OUR REUNION.

Reporter: AFTER THEIR

REUNION, THE COUPLE HAD TO

QUICKLY FACE THE REALITY OF

THE STORM AND ITS WIDESPREAD

DESTRUCTION.

IT LOOKED LIKE A TOTALLY

DIFFERENT LANDSCAPE.

THERE WERE NO HOUSES.

THERE ARE TREES THAT ARE NOT

THERE ANYMORE.

Reporter: THEY SAY

WHILE PRAYER OFFERED THEM

SUPER NATURAL PROTECTION

DURING THE STORM, IT ALSO

BROUGHT COMFORT IN THE AFTER

NATHAN.

> THE -- AFTERMATH.

IT IS INTERESTING,

BECAUSE BOTH OF US HAD THE

SAME REACTIONS TO IT,

THINKING OF WHAT COULD HAVE

HAPPENED.

BUT NEITHER OF US HAD

NIGHTMARES ABOUT THE TORNADO

AFTER THAT.

Reporter: THOUGH THE

FAMILY LOST THEIR CARS,

THEIR HOME, AND ALL OF THEIR

BELONGINGS THAT DAY, THEY

SAY THEY ARE STILL THANKFUL

FOR THE BLESSINGS THEY HAVE

AND THE HELP THEY RECEIVED

FROM OTHERS.

THE PEOPLE WERE SO

BEAUTIFUL.

PEOPLE CAME TO OUR HOUSE TO

HELP US.

PEOPLE WE DIDN'T KNOW WERE

DOING OUR LAUNDRY.

PEOPLE WERE EVERYWHERE

LINING THE STREETS, DOING

WHAT THEY COULD TO HELP.

I THOUGHT, OKAY, I'M TAKING

NOTES BECAUSE WHEN SOMEONE

ELSE IS SUFFERING, I WANT TO

DO THESE KIND OF THINGS.

Reporter: DANIELLE

WROTE ABOUT THEIR MIRACULOUS

SURVIVAL IN HER BOOK

"SINGING OVER ME."

SHE HOPES IT WILL GIVE

PEOPLE THE STRENGTH TO CARRY

ON, DESPITE THE TORNADO.

IN THE MIDST OF HIM

SAVING US, HE HAS GIVEN US

THIS GIFT OF THIS STORY THAT

WE HAVE.

THE STORY OF TRIUMPH AND

TRAGEDY.

IN THE MIDST OF HORRENDOUS

CIRCUMSTANCES.

THE HOPE THAT I HAVE FOR THE

FUTURE, THE HOPE THAT I HAVE

FOR NOW, IS SO MUCH

GREATER.

I DEFINITELY SAW HE IS

NEAR ME, WHETHER I LIVE OR

WHETHER I DON'T LIVE.

I KNOW THAT GOD HEARD US.

I DEFINITELY BELIEVE THAT

PRAYER CHANGES THE WORLD.

Terry:

TRIUMPH OVER

TRAGEDY AND SURVIVAL OVER

CIRCUMSTANCES THAT

SEEMED

UNBEARABLE.

THAT'S OUR GOD,

YOU KNOW.

HE IS WITH US.

HE IS FOR US.

HE IS IN US.

HE IS ALL AROUND US.

WE ARE NEVER WITHOUT HIS

PRESENCE.

WITHOUT HIS POWER OR HIS

PEACE IN THE MIDST OF

CIRCUMSTANCES.

SO TODAY WE WANT TO TAKE

SOME TIME TO PRAY FOR YOU IN

WHATEVER SITUATION YOU FIND

YOURSELF IN.

I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE AN

ANSWER TO PRAYER.

THIS IS ERNIE FROM LAS

VEGAS, NEVADA.

HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH SEVERE

KIDNEY DISEASE WHICH

ACTUALLY CAUSED WEAKNESS IN

HIS LEGS.

HIS SPECIALIST RECOMMENDED

EITHER DIALYSIS OR A KIDNEY

TRANSPLANT.

HE CHOSE TO PUT HIS NAME ON

A TRANSPLANT LIST AND WAIT.

NEARLY A YEAR LATER, WHILE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB,"

GORDON, HE HEARD YOU GIVE A

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE.

YOU SAID, "SOMEONE WITH

KIDL KIDNEY DISEASE, YOU'RE

WAITING FOR A TRANSPLANT,

AND GOD IS HEALING YOU."

ERNIE SAID HE CLAIMED THAT.

HE NOTICED HIS LEGS GOT

STRONGER, IN HIS NEXT

APPOINTMENT, HIS DOCTOR

SAID, YOUR SITUATION IS

STRANGE.

YOUR KIDNEYS HAVE GOTTEN

BETTER WHEN THEY SHOULD HAVE

GOTTEN WORSE.

Gordon: HALLELUJAH.

THAT IS A MIRACLE.

HERE IS ANOTHER ONE, JOANNE,

SHE SUFFERED FROM

OSTEOPOROSIS, AND SHE WAS IN

HER MID-20s.

SHE CONTINUED TO WORK,

ALTHOUGH SHE HAD FREQUENT

PROBLEMS WITH PAIN IN HER

BACK.

AS A NURSE'S AIDE, SHE WAS

HELPING LIFT A PATIENT WHEN

SHE HEARD SOMETHING SNAP IN

HER BACK.

X-RAYS SHOWED SHE HAD BROKE

THREE BONES IN HI IN HER

SPINE.

ONE DAY JOANNE WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," AND TERRY,

YOU HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

"OSTEOPOROSIS PAIN IS GONE.

RISE UP AND WALK STRAIGHT."

IMMEDIATELY JOANNE JUMPED UP

FROM HER SEAT, SHOUTING,

"I'M CLAIMING THIS FOR

MYSELF."

SHE FELT A WARMTH AND A POP

AND THE PAIN WAS GONE.

SHE THEN BENT OVER AND

TOUCHED HER TOES AND STARTED

JUMPING UP AND DOWN WITH

JOY.

SUPPOSEDLY SHE HAS THREE

BROKEN DISCS, BUT SHE IS

JUMPING UP AND DOWN WITH

JOY.

AFTER A WEEK WITH NO PAIN,

SHE CALLED CBN TO GIVE GOD

PRAISE FOR HER HEALING.

AND THAT'S ONE OF THE KEYS

HERE.

GIVE HIM PRAISE.

GIVE HIM PRAISE.

WHAT WAS DANIELLE DOING IN

THE MIDDLE OF THAT STORM?

SHE WAS SINGING PRAISE

SONGS.

WHATEVER CAME TO HER HEART.

SHE SAID, I JUST WANT TO

PRAISE GOD.

IF THIS IS THE LAST BREATH

I'M TAKING, I WANT, WITH MY

BREATH, TO BE PRAISING THE

LORD.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU OPEN

ONE OF THE GREAT SECRETS OF

THE UNIVERSE.

GOD IN HABIT INHABITS THE

PRAISES OF HIS PEOPLE.

AND THEN YOU FIND SOMETHING

ELSE, THAT HE IS SINGING

SONGS OF DELIVERANCE OVER

YOU.

SO OFTEN WHEN WE GET INTO

DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES, WE

WANT TO BLAME GOD.

GOD, YOU'RE NOT RUNNING THE

UNIVERSE RIGHT FOR ME TODAY,

INSTEAD PRAISING HIM AND

PRAISING HIM FOR THE VERY

BREATH THAT YOU HAVE, FOR

THE LIFE THAT YOU HAVE.

SO IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR

NEED, IF YOU'VE GOT A NEED,

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR NEED,

START THINKING OF THINGS

THAT YOU CAN PRAISE HIM

FOR.

PRAISE HIM FOR YOUR LIFE.

PRAISE HIM FOR YOUR FAMILY.

PRAISE HIM FOR ALL OF THE

GOOD THINGS HE'S DONE.

AS YOU BRING THOSE TO MIND,

START REALIZING THAT THE GOD

THAT HAS SEEN YOU THIS FAR

ISN'T GOING TO ABANDON YOU

NOW.

AND THE MORE YOU PRAISE HIM

AND LET PRAISE JUST FILL

YOUR VERY BEING, HE WILL

THEN INHABIT THOSE PRAISES

AND YOU CAN ASK WHATEVER YOU

WANT.

WHATEVER YOU WANT.

THESE ARE THE WORDS OF

JESUS.

IF YOU ASK ANYTHING IN MY

NAME, I'LL DO IT.

SO LET'S DO THAT.

LET'S JUST PRAISE HIM.

AND IN THE PRAISE, LET'S

PRAY.

LET'S GO BOLDLY TO THE

THRONE OF GRACE BECAUSE IT

IS GRACE THAT WE'RE LOOKING

FOR.

LET'S GO BOLDLY AND ASK HIM

AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST COME TO YOU

WITH THANKSGIVING.

AND, LORD, WE PRAY

ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WITH

CHRONIC ILLNESS THAT HAVE

BEEN ENDURING PAIN FOR

YEARS.

FOR THE CHRONICALLY SICK, WE

JUST LIFT THEM UP TO YOU.

AND WE ASK THAT THE PEACE

THAT SURPASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING WOULD FEEL

THEM, THAT JOY UNSPEAKABLE

WOULD FILL THEM.

THAT THEY WOULD PRAISE YOU

WITH THEIR BREATH AND

UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE

GREAT.

AND YOU ARE GOOD.

AND WE JOIN WITH YOUR SONG

OF DELIVERANCE OVER THEM.

AND WE SAY OVER THEM, BE

HEALED NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

BE SET FREE FROM THIS NOW.

LET THE PAIN JUST DROP OFF

OF YOU.

AND NO LONGER AFFLICT YOU.

LET THERE BE CLEAR REPORTS

FROM YOUR DOCTOR, GOOD

REPORTS OF WHAT GOD HAS DONE

FOR YOU.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'VE GOT

CHRONIC PAIN THROUGHOUT YOUR

SPINE, BUT IT IS

PARTICULARLY IN THE MIDDLE

OF THE SPINE.

AND IT'S LIKE SHACKLES.

YOU JUST FEEL BOUND BY IT.

AND GOD IS BREAKING THAT

OFF.

IT'S LIKE HE IS BREAKING OFF

EACH VERTEBRA.

EACH VERTEBRA IS COMING

FREE, AND YOU'RE FEELING IT

LITERALLY MOVE IN YOUR

BACK.

GOD IS HEALING YOU AND

RESTORING YOU.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE PAIN-FREE

FROM THIS MOMENT FORWARD.

HE HAS DONE A GREAT MIRACLE

FOR YOU.

JUST PRAISE HIM FOR IT AND

RECEIVE IT NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

ELSE, YOU HAVE A LUNG

CONDITION.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS, BUT

IT HAS REALLY HAMPERED YOUR

CAPACITY TO BREATHE FULLY

AND DEEPLY, AND SO YOU

ALWAYS FEEL COMPRISED, LIKE

YOUR SHORT OF BREATH.

TAKE A DEEP BREATH RIGHT

NOW.

GOD HAS JUST HEALED YOU AND

YOUR LUNGS ARE COMPLETELY

OPENED.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE, YOU'VE BEEN

DIAGNOSED WITH LUNG CANCER

IN THE LOWER RIGHT LUNG.

GOD IS HEALING THAT RIGHT

NOW.

GO BACK AND GET CHECKED

AGAIN BECAUSE GOD HAS DONE A

WONDERFUL MIRACLE FOR YOU.

TAKE A DEEP BREATH, AND

REALIZE THAT PAIN IS NOT

THERE.

YOU'VE BEEN BREATHING

SHALLOW IN ORDER TO AVOID

THE PAIN.

BREATHE IN DEEPLY, AND

REALIZE YOU'VE BEEN

WONDERFULLY HEALED.

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

ELSE, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM

WITH YOUR INTESTINES.

YOU'VE HAD IT FOR MANY

YEARS.

YOU HAVE, LIKE, CROHN'S

SYMPTOMS AND CRAMPS.

AND GOD IS TOUCHING YOU AND

DOING A CREATIVE MIRACLE.

YOU WILL BE COMPLETELY

HEALED.

IT WILL BE AS THOUGH YOU

NEVER HAD IT.

Gordon: THERE IS A TEAR

IN THE LEFT ACHILLES TENDON,

AND GOD IS RESTORING THAT,

LITERALLY REKNITTING IT BACK

TOGETHER.

THE PAIN IS EXCRUCIATING FOR

YOU.

AND GOD IS HEALING YOU,

SETTING YOU FREE FROM ALL OF

THAT, SO YOU CAN WALK

NORMALLY AGAIN.

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOUR JAW IS OUT OF ALIGNMENT

AND VERY PAINFUL.

JUST IN CHEWING AND SPEAKING

AS WELL.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR

YOU.

IT IS GOING TO LITERALLY

REALIGN ITSELF.

Gordon: LORD, WE THANK

YOU, FOR YOU'RE THE HEALER,

YOU'RE THE DELIVERER, YOUR

THE SAVIOR.

WE THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT

YOU'VE DONE.

IN JESUS' NAME WE PRAY.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, SEND US A REPORT AND

LET US KNOW WHAT GOD HAS

DONE FOR YOU.

WE ALWAYS LIKE TELLING

PEOPLE ABOUT WONDERFUL

MIRACLES THAT ARE HAPPENING

TODAY BECAUSE JESUS IS THE

SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER.

AND WE WANT TO LET PEOPLE

KNOW HE IS STILL A GOD OF

MIRACLES.

SO GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

AND IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE

BELIEVE IN PREVAILING

PRAYER.

WE BELIEVE IN PRAYER THAT

HOLDS ON FOR THE ANSWERS.

SO IF YOU WANT US TO PRAY

FOR YOU, WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

24 HOURS A DAY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

STILL TO COME, WE'LL BE

ANSWERING YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

DON'T GO AWAY.

Terry: LET'S TAKE A

COUPLE OF MINUTES TO ADDRESS

SOME OF THE E-MAIL QUESTIONS

YOU SENT IN.

THE FIRST ONE IS FROM NANCY

WHO SAYS, "I KNOW AS

CHRISTIANS WE SHOULD FAST,

BUT I'VE NEVER FASTED

BEFORE.

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO

BEGIN?

DO WE GIVE UP ALL FOOD OR

CAN WE EASE INTO IT BY

GIVING UP SOMETHING THAT IS

IMPORTANT TO US?"

Gordon: NANCY, BY ALL

MEANS IF YOU'RE NEW TO IT,

EASE INTO IT.

DON'T MAKE A VOW THAT YOU'LL

GO THROUGH SO MANY DAYS OF A

FAST AND IN THE MIDDLE OF IT

YOU REALIZE YOU'VE MADE A

MISTAKE.

YOU CAN FAST ALL KINDS OF

THINGS.

MY MOTHER IS BIG ON EVERY

YEAR SHE WANTS TO FAST OFF

ALL SWEETS AND DOES THAT FOR

THE SEASON OF LENT.

I'VE SEEN ALL KINDS OF

DIFFERENT FASTS.

BUT I'VE ALSO SEEN SOME

EXTREME ONES.

SO IF YOU DO FAST, MAKE SURE

YOU DRINK FLUIDS.

DON'T EVER GO WITHOUT WATER

BECAUSE THAT CAN BE

LIFE-THREATENING TO YOU.

AND DON'T FAST TO GET POWER

OR SOMEHOW TO GET CLOSER TO

GOD.

FAST TO DENY YOUR FLESH.

THAT SHOULD BE THE REASON

THAT YOU DO IT.

Terry: THIS IS

CHRISTOPHER WHO SAYS, "MY

FRIEND HAS BEEN LEGALLY

SEPARATED FOR MORE THAN FOUR

YEARS BECAUSE HER HUSBAND

LEFT HER FOR ANOTHER WOMAN.

I'VE KNOWN HER FOR THREE

YEARS AND I'M CRAZY ABOUT

IT.

THE ONLY REASON THEY'RE

STILL LEGALLY MARRIED

BECAUSE SHE IS SAVING FOR

THE COST OF THE DIVORCE.

SHE SAYS SHE DOES WANT A

RELATIONSHIP WITH ME,

HOWEVER SHE WANTS TO WAIT

UNTIL SHE IS LEGALLY

DIVORCED.

DOES GOD STILL CONSIDER HER

MARRIED OR IS IT OKAY FOR ME

TO DATE HER?"

Gordon: CHRISTOPHER, I

THINK THE FACT THAT YOU'RE

ASKING THE QUESTION MEANS

YOU ALREADY KNOW THE

ANSWER.

IT IS NOO NOT OKAY.

SHE IS STILL MARRIED.

I KNOW THINGS HAVE CREPT

INTO THE CHURCH WHERE WE

WANT TO BE ALL-FORGIVE AND

EVERYTHING IS OKAY.

NO.

YOU WILL BE VIOLATING THE

SEVENTH COMMANDMENT.

DON'T DO THAT.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY

QUESTIONS, DO THE

COMMANDMENTS SURVIVE, GO

READ MATTHEW 5 AND HEAR WHAT

JESUS WOULD HAVE TO SAY

ABOUT IT.

PLEASE DON'T DO THAT.

DON'T VIOLATE YOUR OWN

CONSCIENCE.

WHATEVER IS NOT OF FAITH IS

SIN.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALMS: "MAY HE

GRANT YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR

HEART'S DESIRE AND FULFILL

ALL OF YOUR PURPOSE."

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